|Creator:||Georgia. Governor (1902-1907 : Terrell).|
|Title:||Thomas B. Irwin papers|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 890 to MS 893 housed together in 1 document box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of six letters, mainly concerned with recommending Thomas B. Irwin for appointment to the post of Collector of Internal Revenue for the state of Georgia. Among these letters are letters by Clark Howell, Governor J. M. Terrell, and John S. Candler, Associate Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court.|
Clark Howell was a prominent state politician and, for fifty-three years, an editorial executive and owner of the Atlanta Constitution. A talented and dedicated journalist, Howell served as a bridge from Georgia to the rest of the nation in matters political and journalistic.
Joseph M. Terrell served two consecutive terms as governor of Georgia during the Progressive Era and earned a reputation as Georgia's "education governor." Among his administration's chief accomplishments in the state's public education system were the creation of a statewide system of agricultural secondary schools and reforms to Georgia's constitutional provisions for school funding. A successful lawyer from Meriwether County, Terrell served five terms as the state's attorney general and, briefly, as a U.S. Senator.
John S. Candler was born in Carroll County, Ga., October 22, 1861. Son of Samuel Charles Candler and Martha Bernetta (Bealle) Candler; brother of Asa Griggs Candler; married to Florrie George. Superior court judge in Georgia, 1896-1902; justice of Georgia state supreme court, 1902-06. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows.
Arranged in chronological order.
Thomas B. Irwin papers. MS 891. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.